Novak's Latest Leak, Too Crude for Cable

The conservative columnist offers up a vulgarity that gets him kicked off of CNN

Viewers expect pundits to dispense b.s. on cable-news debate shows. But it's considered poor form to use the actual word. Hence the big hoo-ha last week over conservative columnist Robert Novak's performance on CNN's Inside Politics. After Democratic commentator James Carville teased him for trying to show fellow right-wingers that "he's got backbone," Novak shot back, "Well, I think that's bulls___." He then pulled off his mike and stormed off the set.

Novak has been a fixture on debate shows for years without displaying such tender sensitivities. But the man has been under pressure lately. After all, it was his 2003...

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